Man arrested in connection with Nov. 6 fatal shooting

Justin Cole died during surgery at Methodist

INDIANAPOLIS - Police arrested a man in connection with a Wednesday night shooting that left another man dead.

Wilbur Martin, 47, was arrested on a preliminary charge of murder, officials said. Police said he is accused of shooting Justin Cole, 29, in the 3600 block of Lesley Avenue.

Detectives learned that Cole was shot and then tried to drive himself to the hospital. Cole was involved in a car accident in the 2500 block of North Emerson Avenue, police said.

EMS crews took Cole to Methodist Hospital in serious condition, but he later died during surgery, police said.

Martin was found inside a house in the 3600 block of Lesley Avenue and was taken into custody without incident on Thursday.

Police believe a disturbance led to the shooting. Martin was being held in the Arrestee Processing Center with no bond awaiting a final charging decision.

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